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Old 14-05-2022, 19:43   #1261
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Sky need to develop a new streamer ????? They already have Now TV
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Old 14-05-2022, 20:21   #1262
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Sky need to develop a new streamer ????? They already have Now TV
I know, but there are better streamers out there. Have you actually tried to find stuff on your watchlist?

I think Sky could do quite well, actually, but they need to concentrate on quality. The Sky Atlantic stuff is rather good.
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Old 14-05-2022, 20:27   #1263
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I know, but there are better streamers out there. Have you actually tried to find stuff on your watchlist?

I think Sky could do quite well, actually, but they need to concentrate on quality. The Sky Atlantic stuff is rather good.
Better to who you ?????

It offers me linear Sport , News decent selection of shows and movies so to me it gets more use than Netflix.

You seem to struggle with the fact everyone likes different things.
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Old 14-05-2022, 20:42   #1264
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Better to who you ?????

It offers me linear Sport , News decent selection of shows and movies so to me it gets more use than Netflix.

You seem to struggle with the fact everyone likes different things.
I’m not knocking the content. I was referring to the UI. No need to be aggressive!
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Old 14-05-2022, 23:11   #1265
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I'm not convinced that you are actually looking at what is happening on the ground. TV channels like Disney channels are rapidly disappearing and many more will follow. How do you explain that, having regard to your TV channel obsession?

Have you actually looked at the linear offerings recently? Hardly anything worth watching, unless of course, your standards are a lot lower than mine.

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The evidence is what is happening right in front of your eyes.

I accept that you cannot see this.

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Disney+ is mainly kids' stuff but the Star brand is increasing content choice. It has a long way to go before adult content is at a sufficient level to attract adults. When they get there, they will give Netflix a run for their money. But they are not there yet.

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Forget channels. Sky need to develop a new streamer and fill it with as many originals as they can put forward, supplemented by as much legacy stuff as they can muster.
I’m surprised that despite two quotes of the same post you didn’t manage a substantive response on either occasion.
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Old 15-05-2022, 12:54   #1266
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I’m surprised that despite two quotes of the same post you didn’t manage a substantive response on either occasion.
I didn’t think an explanation of my posts was necessary. What I stated was pure common sense. Content is going one way, and I have difficulty understanding why you would dispute that.
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Old 15-05-2022, 13:18   #1267
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I didn’t think an explanation of my posts was necessary. What I stated was pure common sense. Content is going one way, and I have difficulty understanding why you would dispute that.
Repeating the phrase “common sense” neither makes it common nor sense, and it’s definitely not a substitute for evidence.
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Repeating the phrase “common sense” neither makes it common nor sense, and it’s definitely not a substitute for evidence.
My God, you are getting desperate to find anything to argue about these days, jfman!
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My God, you are getting desperate to find anything to argue about these days, jfman!
Not really, my position has always been clear throughout that the television market will sustain linear, on-demand, traditional broadcast and streaming for many years to come.

Your absolute opinion that there will be no linear channels and therefore no traditional broadcasts is no closer now than it was last year, or the year before that. If anything as the cost of living crisis squeezes streaming services will be increasingly seen as disposable.

Clutching to every minor channel closure here and there is irrelevant as nobody is making the claim that there will be hundreds of linear channels in the future. It's a straw man.
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I know, but there are better streamers out there. Have you actually tried to find stuff on your watchlist?

I think Sky could do quite well, actually, but they need to concentrate on quality. The Sky Atlantic stuff is rather good.
SKY literally have 2 streaming services NOW and the upcoming SKY glass puc as a standalone. (3 if you include SKYGO)
I'm pretty sure they know a lot more than me and you about what they need to do.
Regarding NOWs ui i do agree it could be better.
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Old 15-05-2022, 14:05   #1271
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SKY literally have 2 streaming services NOW and the upcoming SKY glass puc as a standalone. (3 if you include SKYGO)
I'm pretty sure they know a lot more than me and you about what they need to do.
Regarding NOWs ui i do agree it could be better.
If they were ran by anyone else but Sky we'd have OB frothing at the mouth with excitement. All your big streamers in all in one place, etc.
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The biggest issue I have with Now streaming and Sky Atlantic is the very limited availability of the HBO series. Thirty days after the end of a season and it's gone. Not competitive with the other streaming services on price either - an extra £5 a month for HD is a rip off
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The biggest issue I have with Now streaming and Sky Atlantic is the very limited availability of the HBO series. Thirty days after the end of a season and it's gone. Not competitive with the other streaming services on price either - an extra £5 a month for HD is a rip off
That only really occurs now with some shows that launched during their original two pacts - unless the show has been moved to ‘library’ content any new show that launched from 2021 onwards goes straight to on demand after the catch up window such as The Nevers, Mare Of Easttown and Scenes From A Marriage…. They’ve also managed to snag long term rights to Euphoria and Succession which would normally be party to that revolving door which still applies to the likes of Barry and Righteous Gemstones (likely because Succession and Euphoria are the two biggest HBO shows right now so worth any extra outlay to keep them long term)
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SKY literally have 2 streaming services NOW and the upcoming SKY glass puc as a standalone. (3 if you include SKYGO)
I'm pretty sure they know a lot more than me and you about what they need to do.
Regarding NOWs ui i do agree it could be better.
There also planning to launch Sky Showtime (Paramount, Sky and NBC Universal content) in over 20 European countries later this year)
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an extra £5 a month for HD is a rip off
HD should be standard these days, you shouldn't be having to pay a premium for it
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